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Polo, Missouri - Basic Facts

Polo is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Polo.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Caldwell County at latitude 39.5522 and longitude -94.0408. Caldwell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Polo (see map) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Polo, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 591
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 960
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $93,966
Average Home Value $107,031


Median Household Income $40,292
Average Household Income $50,921
Per Capita Income $20,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.0%
Households 0.71% 0.08%
Families 2.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polo, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polo to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 54th
Population Density1 # 408 61st
Diversity Index2 # 423 59th
Median Household Income # 504 51st
Per Capita Income # 497 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.